When the pilots of the US Air Force began to complain that their glare of the sun causes nausea and headaches, US Army Air Corps asked the manufacturers of medical equipment Bausch & Lomb to make sunglasses that will solve the problem.
Glasses with plastic frames and green lenses, ray ban outlet store locations simply referred to as anti-glare appeared in 1936, and after the excellent initial results, the plastic frame is replaced by metal, the name was changed to Ray-Ban Aviator and the legend was created!
When the glasses were introduced to the public in 1937, ray ban outlet online they featured a metal frame and were branded the Ray-Ban Aviator. In 1938, Bausch & Lomb launched a variation on the style, called the Ray-Ban Shooter, with the now-iconic “cigarette-holder” middle circle.
By 1969, ray ban sunglasses cheap the Ray-Ban catalog had expanded to 50 different styles, and celebrities and stars of all stripes continued to wear them. Bob Dylan, for instance, was rarely seen without his Wayfarers.
In the 1980s, Ray-Bans continued to feature prominently in movies, like 1980’s The Blues Brothers and 1983’s Risky Business for the Wayfarer (and 1986’s Top Gun for the Aviator). Michael Jackson wore Wayfarers for his Bad tour from 1987 to 1989, which became the highest-attended tour in history. While Ray-Ban has introduced a “new Wayfarer” silhouette, we still recommend the classic Wayfarer in black and green.